Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Austria)

Lyrics

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Austria
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness (Ode to Joy)

Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

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Details

  • Tune: Ode to Joy
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Harvest
  • Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Revd. Timothy Dudley-Smith
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

 

 

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (Crediton)

Lyrics

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Let us Thine influence prove:
Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of life and love.

Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee,
The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the truth, Thyself the key,
Unseal the sacred book.

Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,
Brood o’er our nature’s night;
On our disordered spirits move,
And let there now be light.

God, through Himself, we then shall know
If Thou within us shine;
And sound, with all Thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: All Saints, Pentecost
  • Church Year: Baptism of Christ Church Year: Pentecost
  • Composer: Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859)
  • Arranged by: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright ℗  2019 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved